I see that the party that came up with the policy of moving government departments and offices to their ministers’ constituencies – at the cost of efficiency, corporate memory, careers, effective public service and €238,000 per job – still think it’s a good idea.
Facepalm. And obligatory Einstein quote.
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Except that’s not quite apt. It’s more accurate to say that a Fianna Fáil politician will do or say absolutely anything to get elected or re-elected, and hang the consequences for the country in the medium to long term. Which is, of course, just like any other party.
Between this, and the utter stroke politics being attempted by Enda Kenny in the past week, I’ve come up with new guidelines for Irish elections:
1. Don’t vote for any candidate from a party with an Irish-language name.
2. See who is left.
3. Sigh. Select the least worst.